British Gas latest in data leak
Now, British Gas are the latest to get in on the act, and have had to get in touch with around 2,200 people after account passwords and email addresses appeared online. The company say that their systems are secure and no payment info is at risk, but still, this doesn't look very good does it?
The details of this leak will now be sent over to the Information Commissioner's Office, so they can investigate what's going on.
British Gas posted on Twitter: "A small number of customer details briefly appeared online but our systems are secure." The follow-up email states that the information had not come from the company themselves.
Next week, we assume we'll be writing an article about a massive bank keeping customers' personal details in a brown paper bag which they've hidden behind a plant-pot, and a massive supermarket that keeps customer data safe behind a chocolate fire-guard.